NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Celia Conley

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Celia Conley Celia Conley is a lead educator with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. She began her career as a Special Education teacher before moving into school leadership. She has served as a teacher, Special Education Coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal. She is currently serving in her third year as Executive Principal of Antioch Middle School, one of the larger and most diverse schools in Nashville. Under her leadership, she has increased the student enrollment and staff retention rate. She has developed extensive community and parent relationships by bringing the Community Achieves Program in 2016, and establishing a PTO in 2017. A fearless advocate for [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Angela Stafford

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Angela Stafford Angela joined the staff of United Way of Williamson County in 2013 and became CFO in 2015. Angela holds a BS in Accounting from Murray State University and is a CPA in the State of Tennessee. Angela, her husband Doug and their two sons have resided in Williamson County for 30 years. Prior work experience involved both corporate and public accounting, but Angela’s involvement with United Way of Williamson County allows her to align her skills with a passion for serving others. Realizing the importance of transparency and accountability, Angela has improved financial efficiencies and reporting within the organization to enable the dollars raised [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Joyce Lavery

Click Here To Listen Joyce Lavery has served as CEO of Safe Haven Family Shelter (SHFS) since 2009 and since her tenure, has more than tripled the budget, overseen a capital campaign to build a new shelter, and has introduced new models and thinking around ending family homelessness. In 2011, she and Safe Haven received the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Marvin Runyan Leadership Award for the agency’s turnaround success. Recently, Safe Haven was awarded with the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Partnership Award providing high-level leadership training to the CEO and one emerging leader. In 2015 she was a finalist for CNM’s CEO of the year and in 2016 was one of Nashville Business Journal’s [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Thallen Brassel

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Thallen Brassel Thallen Brassel is an advertising and media attorney, with a knack for networking and connecting people. She began her career at a Wall Street law firm before moving home to Tennessee in 2012. Thallen is also the founder and CEO of Lady Lunch Club, Inc., a company that helps professional women gain access to successful leaders over lunch at Nashville’s hottest restaurants. Thallen was inspired to create Lady Lunch Club when she realized that her network lacked influential leaders at both a local and national level. In an attempt to remedy the situation, she began to reach out to those she admired. Although Thallen [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Elisa Putman

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Elisa Putman Elisa (Putt) Putman is the Senior Vice President/COO for the Music City where she leads the Operations team which includes Event Services, Technology, Facility Services, Purchasing, Engineering, Security, Parking and Sustainability including all service contracts for these areas. Putt is a native Nashvillian and has been with the organization since 1989. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Recording Industry Management with minors in Business and Mass Communications from MTSU. Putt is a member of CABLE and served on the board as the Logistics chair in 2010. Putt also serves on the Convention Center Committee for the International Association of Venue Managers. She is a [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Neysa Taylor

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Neysa Taylor With a communications career spanning nearly 20 years, the terms strategic leader, creative communicator and efficient manager are all words that describe Neysa Taylor. As the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), Mrs. Taylor is able to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external. During her time with TDOC, Neysa has expanded the department’s reach by adding a bi-monthly vlog TDOCtalks, increasing agency publications, and engaging audiences through responsive social media interaction. Prior to her tenure in State government, Mrs. Taylor spent 15 years as the Emmy-award winning Assignment Manager at WTVF (NewsChannel5) in Nashville, Tennessee. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Tari Hughes

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Tari Hughes Tari Hughes, President and CEO at the Center for Nonprofit Management You could say the nonprofit sector had Tari at “hello.” Tari has dedicated her career to the sector, and is now thrilled to serve as the fourth President and CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Management. Tari spent time in the arts world as vice president of development for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and previously worked at Vanderbilt University in several alumni and development capacities. Before joining CNM’s team, Tari most recently served as President of the Nashville Public Library Foundation for 12 years, where she raised more than $41 million, developed [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Dr. Katari Coleman

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Dr. Katari Coleman Katari Coleman is a native of Chicago who resides in Middle Tennessee. She has worked in early childhood in the capacity of adult instruction, child development and assessment, family intervention and program management for over twenty years. She holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute and a doctorate in Educational and Cultural Policy from Loyola University-Chicago. Throughout Dr. Coleman’s career she has created program training opportunities for child care professionals, home visitors, and parents, to assist in the understanding of child development, literacy and family dynamics. She has served as a home visitor, trainer, parenting specialist, infant specialist, faculty [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Julie McReynolds

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Julie McReynolds Julie McReynolds is the National Director of Operations for the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA). In her position, she reports to the Board of Directors and is in charge of overseeing the staff, volunteers, and chapter leaders all over the United States. The mission of NAWMBA is to diversify the workforce and move more women into leadership positions and she does this by creating live and online programming including a National Conference that welcomes a little under 1,000 attendees and corporations that are interested in recruiting NAWMBA members. As a born connector and an astute business professional this position is well suited for [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Alicia Dawson

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Alicia Dawson As founder of AD Event Productions, Alicia has an eye for style and a thoughtful awareness for the finishing touches. An Alabama native, Alicia moved to Nashville from Huntsville, Alabama in 2013. After attending college at Athens State University, she pursued a career in sales and marketing for over 10 years. Her natural talent for planning and hosting events became her signature so it was a no-brainer to launch an event planning business. Her party planning career started with her children's birthday parties and have now launched into planning extravagant private parties and events. She takes what’s in a client’s mind and brings it [...]